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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken, mouthwatering chicken recipe to go with naan or rice.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 371 kcal


For Marination

  • 1 Kg Chicken Pieces
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Salt To Taste

For Gravy

  • 2 Onions Big Sized - Chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes Medium Sized - Chopped
  • 1 Green chilli Finely Chopped
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 8-10 Piece Cashews Optional
  • 3 Tablespoon Double Cream / Full Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Chicken Masala
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Pinch Orange Food Colour Optional
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped for garnishing - Optional


  • First of all mix all the ingredients for marination in a mixing bowl to make a paste.
    Butter chicken receipe at yourfoodfantasy.com by-meenu gupta
  • Put the chicken pieces into the paste and cover the bowl with cling film and place it in refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    Butter chicken recipe at yourfoodfantasy.com by meenu gupta
  • In a pan heat oil and add chopped onions and cashews to it. Once the onion has turned pinkish brown add ginger garlic paste and fry it for few minutes till the raw smell fades away.
    Butter chicken recipe at-yourfoodfantasy.com by meenu gupta
  • Now add tomatoes and chopped chilli to it and cover the lid. After 5 minutes take the lid out and fry till the mixture oozes oil. Now add all the spices and fry for few minutes. Switch off the flame and let it cool. Once this has cooled, transfer the mixture into a mixie jar/ blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  • Now transfer this paste again to the same pan and put it over medium flame. Add marinated chicken and orange colour to it and add 2.5 cups of water and cover the lid of pan. Cook it for 20 minute. Add butter and check whether the chicken is fully cooked, if not then cook for few more minutes.
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  • Now is the time to add honey and cream and mix it properly and switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with fresh cream, finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves. Enjoy your Butter Chicken with Rice, Naan or Chapatti (Indian Bread)
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  • Be careful with honey, too much honey can spoil the taste.
  • Orange colour, cashew are optional, but will give good colour and taste respectively if added.
  • Cook chicken thoroughly, however do not over cook as it may melt/break chicken pieces in the gravy.


Nutrition Facts
Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 830mg24%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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